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Our Social Media Blog lists our 25 most recent posts. For all posts published earlier, please view our archive below.

The Case for World Youth Day May 3rd, 2018 - When I was first becoming more active in my Catholic faith as a high school student, I…

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Celebrating One Year of The Face of Prayer April 26th, 2018 - This week The Face of Prayer will publish its 52nd video, marking one year since this campaign…

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Making Time for Prayer April 17th, 2018 - “I don’t have time to pray. I’m too busy.” This is the usual excuse I use time…

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Reflecting on Gaudete et Exsultate April 9th, 2018 - Pope Francis has a message for us: Do not be afraid of holiness,” he encourages. “It will…

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Overcoming Spiritual Blindness April 6th, 2018 - During these days of Easter week, the Gospels recount the early appearance accounts of the Risen Lord…

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Putting Our Sufferings Before the Cross March 29th, 2018 - Have you ever been going through a tough time, and somebody told you to “put it before…

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“Another conference? Why is this relevant?” March 23rd, 2018 - Pope Francis has convened the 15th Synod of Bishops for this October. Perhaps you might remember the…

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Confession: Meeting God One-On-One March 15th, 2018 - As a seminarian, I have had the privilege of having great spiritual directors. One of the first…

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Made for More: A Reflection March 8th, 2018 - FAIRFIELD—Heavy winds and sideways hail is how Convivio began this year, much like the first which was…

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“What Are You Doing With The Grace You Receive Here?” February 22nd, 2018 - What is a sacrament? It is an outward sign of God’s grace instituted by Christ. I never…

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No Greater Love Than This February 13th, 2018 - This year’s dual feast of St. Valentine and Ash Wednesday is more than a mere coincidence. Both…

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Abide: To sit, remain, dwell. February 6th, 2018 - I prayed a lot about a word that I would keep in mind during our pilgrimage to…

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“But Why?” – A Reflection from the Holy Land January 30th, 2018 - When our group set out on our pilgrimage to the Holy Land a few weeks ago, we…

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Saying “Yes” to God January 24th, 2018 - On January 5th a group of “strangers” and I embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land,…

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“What are you looking for?” January 18th, 2018 - “What are you looking for?” This was the focal point of our pilgrimage. That throughout this journey,…

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Our Celebration is Just Beginning January 2nd, 2018 - I’ve always loved tradition. Even when I was little, Christmas wasn’t complete without going to Mass with…

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“How Can This Be?” December 21st, 2017 - “How can this be?” These are the words we hear Mary respond to the Angel in Luke’s…

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Hope Was Everywhere! November 30th, 2017 - 30 of us began our pilgrimage to NCYC from the Bridgeport Diocese to Yonkers. What a beautiful…

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Living Our Faith November 15th, 2017 - As a member of the High School Apostles, I still picture my earliest days within the group.…

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It’s Still a Wonderful Life November 8th, 2017 - I was from Catholic family and attended Catholic elementary school.  My friends and I would dress “like…

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The Importance of Youth Group November 2nd, 2017 - It is hard to find a place where you can express your faith in high school; let…

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A Student’s Experience at Fatima October 25th, 2017 - On October 12, 2017, three of my classmates and I went on a pilgrimage to Fatima for…

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I Was A Stranger, And You Welcomed Me October 19th, 2017 - When I was asked to accompany our Diocesan trip to Ethiopia with Catholic Relief Services and Turning…

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Fruits of World Youth Day September 27th, 2017 - In August 2016, I was fortunate enough to travel to Poland with my church. On that trip,…

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Going Into Senior Year September 26th, 2017 - Strong faith in high school is beautiful and sometimes rare.  Joining a parish youth group or an…

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“I Love You” September 20th, 2017 - In 8th grade, I was preparing to make my confirmation, and as every other kid in the…

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Catholic Education: Form, Inform, Transform September 14th, 2017 - Last week, I had the opportunity to welcome over 850 of our teachers and administrators back to…

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Evangelization Through Friendship September 1st, 2017 - This August I attended a retreat in Centerburg, Ohio, called School of the New Evangelization (SNE) hosted…

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New Season, New Opportunities August 31st, 2017 - I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with this time of the year. On the one hand, I…

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#SundayScripture: Who Do You Say That I Am? August 24th, 2017 - “Who do you say that I am?”  Such a powerful question coming from Our Lord today in…

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Encountering Christ in the Diocese of Bridgeport August 23rd, 2017 - The first Sundays of my life were spent in the pews of Saint Joseph’s Church in Brookfield.…

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#ScriptureSunday: Humility August 18th, 2017 - A mother, out of love for her daughter, goes out of her way to find her daughter…

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Hand in Hand with Our Lady: Walking the Camino de Santiago August 17th, 2017 - The most powerful thing about the Camino de Santiago is what it teaches you about yourself. Along…

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#ScriptureSunday: “It is I. Do not be afraid.” August 14th, 2017 - What is your “walking on the water” moment?  Sounds like a shocking question, but I promise it…

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The Lessons of Mary’s Assumption August 9th, 2017 - We were never meant to fear death. It was never God’s intention that we be afraid to…

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#ScriptureSunday: “Lord, it is good for us to be here” August 3rd, 2017 - God’s love is abundant.   Something tells me this isn’t news to anyone, because we hear tales…

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It’s Never Too Late August 1st, 2017 - I was raised Southern Baptist, with my paternal grandfather, 4 uncles and 7 cousins all being Southern…

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Searching for Something Deeper July 25th, 2017 - This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Steubenville NYC, a conference for teens hosted by…

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Clear Distinctions July 18th, 2017 - Following the Convocation of Catholic Leaders I began thinking that I should excuse myself from any church…

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Lessons Learned from Service July 12th, 2017 - This past May, I had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia with Catholic Relief Services, as part…

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FOCUS on the Lord: A Missionary’s Tale July 6th, 2017 - This past year, I have had the incredible opportunity to serve with FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic…

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Peter and Paul: THAT is the plan June 29th, 2017 - The story goes that when Jesus arrived in Heaven after the Resurrection, the angels welcomed Him with…

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For the Service of God’s People June 21st, 2017 - It is a sobering realization to recognize that I stand on the verge of ordination to the…

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God writes straight with crooked lines June 14th, 2017 - There is a centuries-old aphorism, sometimes attributed to St. Teresa of Avila, that states, “God writes straight…

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Graduation: “This is Good. God is Good.” June 7th, 2017 - As my classmates and I processed into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception…

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United in the Spirit May 31st, 2017 - The progression of readings on Pentecost is quite beautiful for a modern-day listener. We live in a…

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Why the Ascension? May 24th, 2017 - Christ gathered his disciples around him, and after Christ blessed them, he ascended into heaven. Imagine what…

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Take it to Our Lady May 18th, 2017 - My father was the one who introduced me to Mary. Every day on the way to school,…

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There is no other answer but Jesus Himself May 11th, 2017 - C.S. Lewis, reflecting on his own prayer, once said, “I know now, Lord, why you utter no…

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Will we recognize Him when he comes? May 3rd, 2017 - It happened so fast. “For Pete’s sake,” he said, “some homeless guy just came in here for…

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Uniting Behind Mercy April 27th, 2017 - “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”(Mt 5:7) As a child of God living in…

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An Encounter with Christ April 20th, 2017 - I am often amazed at what Hollywood can do with some of the special effects in the…

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Easter Reflection: Share the Good News! April 11th, 2017 - In the Gospel for today, it is said that Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were “fearful,…

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Easter Reflection: Peer into the Empty Tomb April 11th, 2017 - A few years ago, when I was in seminary, I was fortunate enough to be able to…

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Holy Week Reflection: Now We Wait April 11th, 2017 - It’s Holy Saturday and our Lenten pilgrimage is coming to a close. If you have not been…

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Holy Week Reflection: The Paradox of the Cross April 11th, 2017 - What a paradoxical phrase “Good Friday” can be for some of us, considering what we commemorate today:…

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Holy Week Reflection: The Gift of the Eucharist April 11th, 2017 - We’ve finally made it. It’s the Triduum! These next three days are some of the most powerful,…

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Holy Week Reflection: The Triumph of Love April 11th, 2017 - Consider Jesus in the Agony in the Garden. Weighed down with fear and anxiety, crippled with weariness…

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Holy Week Reflection: Only in the Cross April 11th, 2017 - In today’s Gospel, we hear Saint John’s account of Judas’s early departure from the Last Supper. Saint…

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Holy Week Reflection: Turn to Jesus April 7th, 2017 - And so we enter into Holy Week.  Yesterday, we celebrated Our Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, greeting…

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Holy Week Reflection: “I do as the Father has commanded me” April 5th, 2017 - Each day, two desires contest with each other within us.  The first is a desire for satisfaction,…

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Preparing for Holy Week- Don’t Give Up! April 5th, 2017 - Somehow we find ourselves in the fifth week of Lent, just days away from the start of…

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Special Reflection: “And Jesus Wept” March 31st, 2017 - “and Jesus wept…” Jesus, upon finding that his friend Lazarus died, wept.  He didn’t just feel a…

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Are we there yet? March 29th, 2017 - As with any journey we may be on, whether a holiday trip, a much-needed vacation with family…

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Meeting Jesus: One Post at a Time March 22nd, 2017 - “So you just…sit in your office and tweet all day?” I have worked for the Diocese of…

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Yes, Jesus you can have my heart. March 13th, 2017 - Here are the things that have consumed my heart and mind in the last week: shop; finish…

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“Whatever You do to the Least of These, You do to Me.” March 9th, 2017 - St. John Chrysostom in the 4th century preached, “Whenever…you see a poor believer, imagine that you behold…

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Lent Prepares Us to be More Joyful Than Ever Before March 1st, 2017 - When I was maybe eight or nine, I gave up TV for Lent. At the time, it…

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Attaching Ourselves to Important Things February 22nd, 2017 - As we approach the season of Lent, it is easy to put all of our attention into…

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Preparing for Lent February 17th, 2017 - Growing up in a Catholic family, Lent was not particularly my favorite time of year.  The idea…

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Jesus is My Quarterback February 8th, 2017 - February 5th was the BIG Day.  It was SUPER BOWL Sunday.  It was the opportune moment for…

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The Presentation of the Lord February 2nd, 2017 - As was Jewish Law, 40 days after the birth of a male child, the mother was to…

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Having Faith in College January 25th, 2017 - I’m often asked how I keep my faith life alive and well in college. The answer is…

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Behold, I Make All Things New January 19th, 2017 - Another year has concluded and most of us barely crawled across the finish line. Reflecting on 2016,…

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The Greatest Gift that God Gives Us January 12th, 2017 - With the Baptism of the Lord, we arrive at the end of the Christmas Season, a time…

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Know That Christ Travels With You! January 5th, 2017 - When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from…

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